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on the response of the society for it to work, all of us have to respond with fear and hysteria. so far we're doing just that. i don't mean to suggest by this that the system worked, obviously, it didn't. when u.s. officials got information from the terrorist father, they should have immediately checked if he had a visa or put him on a no-fly list. they should not have allowed him to enter a plane with a bomb. these will be fixed. there will be more mistakes uncovered over the years as we continue to go through this process and we must have the ability to calmly, seriously and effectively react to these problems, improve the system so that it gets better and better every year rather than going crazy. the atmosphere in washington these days, the media calls the political wrangling, the calls for head, these are all indications of panic and partisanship and overreacting will produce the worst policy responses large broad brush expensive efforts and get the military involved in every place that claims they have al qaeda and these might not be the most effective fixes. we need less grandstandi
zakaria coming to you from davos, switzerland. you know, davos is often caricatured but i find it u useful. wherever could you meet leaders from all over the world in an informal setting for over four days. that has been the case for the two extraordinary interviews i have for you. the first is with larry summers the head of the economic council at the white house and the second is foreign minister mottaki. i remembered back a year ago in davos when the entire financial world was in a state of shock. the global financial system was crippled and the global economy was in its most significant contraction in 50 years and gloom was pervasive. this year, the financial system has stabilized, almost every major economy in the world is beginning to grow again and few political and social upheavals as a consequence of the crash of 2008. so, that should be reason enough to cheer loudly, right? but the mood at davos is unease. there is a general perception that we're entering a new world. the advance industrial world has staved off catastrophe but at great costs. debt deficits. the old certainties ab
to be colonelism to many haitians if we're crude about it and especially if it's only us who do it. we ought to be the major party in that effort because most of the resources probably will have to come from us, but as you said, there is brazil and other countries in the area that would be involved. the french have a moral obligation, a cultural link. they could be more involved. so, once we let the human capital sort of assert itself, i think haiti could be quite attractive caribbean country. >> what lesson do you draw that you look at haiti and then look across the border to the dominican republic and the dominican republic is doing very well for a third world country and it's peaceful and it's stable and how could these two countries have such different paths? >> well, they've had, to some extent, different political experiences and the haitians just had bad luck with some particular leaders and then there was this even very specific phenomenon of deforestation in haiti in which the dominicans wisely did not emulate and that did damage the base in haiti. >> you know people who make broade
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